Feb 13, 2020 08:00am -
Feb 13, 2020 02:30pm

Event Description

2020 Student Lobby Day

Attention Social Work Students –

Join NASWVA for the 2020 Student Lobby Day on Thursday, February 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will take place in Richmond, at the SunTrust Building, 4th floor auditorium, 919 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219.

This event is designed to inform BSW/MSW/PhD students about NASWVA’s advocacy efforts as well as provide insight into timely and relevant issues facing citizens and social workers today. We welcome students from across Virginia to join us!

Tentative Schedule (please note, schedule and speakers are subject to change)

  • 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Check in and light breakfast

  • 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. – Welcome

  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Alexander Macaulay, Partner at Macaulay & Jamerson, NASWVA lobbyist

  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Sarah Butts, LMSW, Director of Public Policy at NASW

  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Q & A with Alexander Macaulay and Sarah Butts

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – General Assembly time

    • Watch floor proceedings, OR

    • Attend a committee meeting, OR

    • Make and appointment with your legislator

  • 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. – Lunch (included with registration)

  • 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Our About the Issues session will include a variety of speakers and topics and will include (subject to change):

    • David Smith - Virginia Coalition on Solitary Confinement

      • Speaking on his experience as an inmate and his work to end solitary confinement in Virginia

    • David Poole – Executive Director / Virginia Public Access Project

      • Sharing information about how VPAP connects Virginians to nonpartisan information about Virginia politics in easily understood ways.

    • Lori Haas – Senior Director of Advocacy / Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
      • Speaking on her work with CSGV and the organization’s efforts to draft, pass, and implement evidence-based legislation to make gun violence rare and abnormal
    • Addie Alexander - Virginia Organizing
      • Discussing Immigration issues
    • Kristen Tully - Equality Virginia
      • Covering LGBT priorities for the legislative session - specifically conversion therapy and how it relates to behavioral health professionals and the clients they serve

To Attend…

  • Register online by clicking below

  • Cost is $30 (includes all sessions, breakfast, and lunch)

    • Breakfast includes yogurt, granola, fruit, and sweet and savory breakfast breads

    • Lunch includes sandwich, chips, whole fruit, and a cookie

    • Requests for dietary restrictions (such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, food allergies) can be made during registration process

  • Parking is available in nearby garages for a fee. Please note, we will send you specific parking information closer to the event in your final reminder email.


How to Register:

  1. Click the black “Register for this Event” button.
  2. Login to system:
    a) Members: Enter your email address and password
    b) Non-Members - Click on the light blue "New Visitor Registration" words to create an account.
  3. Once signed in - Select Your $30 Registration Fee.
    Simply check off your selection in the circle to the right of your choice and press "Next". 
  4. Enter Event Information:  please fill in your first  and last name and desired badge name. Also, if you have an special dietary requests or restrictions, please make note of them here. Press "Next".
  5. Confirm and Submit Registration - look over registration - make sure it is correct - if it is - click "Next".
  6. Go to Online Store to "Check Out".
  7. If you would like to register another person, you can do so from the Shopping Cart. Or you can proceed to "Check Out".
  8. Fill in your billing address and payment info.
  9. If you choose the "Bill Me" option, your check must be received no later than Friday, January 31, 2019. Please mail to NASW Virginia at 4860 Cox Rd, Suite 200, Glen Allen, VA 23060.




If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.

Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:


4860 Cox Road, Suite 200

Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.

If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.  

Event Type:Political Advocacy
Early registration ends on Jan 14, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Jan 15, 2020 and ends on Feb 10, 2020.
Late registration starts on Feb 11, 2020.